Robert Allan Schwartz's dividend growth company information web site

This is a site that provides dividend growth company information.

I believe the most important piece of information I provide here is the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for each company.

As far as I know, this piece of information is not available anywhere on the Internet.

Read about the definition of CAGR, and see the formula that I use to compute it for each company.

Here's an example to help understand the concept of CAGR:

Suppose company ABC pays the following dividends for the following years:
Year  1: $   1.00000
Year  2: $   1.23000 ($   0.23000 increase)  (   23.000% increase)
Year  3: $   1.39000 ($   0.16000 increase)  (   13.008% increase)
Year  4: $   1.67000 ($   0.28000 increase)  (   20.144% increase)
Year  5: $   2.23000 ($   0.56000 increase)  (   33.533% increase)
Year  6: $   2.76000 ($   0.53000 increase)  (   23.767% increase)
Year  7: $   2.92000 ($   0.16000 increase)  (    5.797% increase)
Year  8: $   3.22000 ($   0.30000 increase)  (   10.274% increase)
Year  9: $   3.65000 ($   0.43000 increase)  (   13.354% increase)
Year 10: $   4.08000 ($   0.43000 increase)  (   11.781% increase)
Year 11: $   4.62000 ($   0.54000 increase)  (   13.235% increase)
Year 12: $   4.85000 ($   0.23000 increase)  (    4.978% increase)
Year 13: $   5.27000 ($   0.42000 increase)  (    8.660% increase)
Year 14: $   5.90000 ($   0.63000 increase)  (   11.954% increase)
Year 15: $   6.75000 ($   0.85000 increase)  (   14.407% increase)
Although the dividend increases each year, the amount and percent of the increase varies each year.

The CAGR allows us to "smooth" out the percentages of the increases, which would have looked like this had the percentages been constant:
Year  1: $   1.00000
Year  2: $   1.14614 ($   0.14614 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year  3: $   1.31363 ($   0.16749 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year  4: $   1.50559 ($   0.19197 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year  5: $   1.72562 ($   0.22002 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year  6: $   1.97779 ($   0.25217 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year  7: $   2.26681 ($   0.28903 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year  8: $   2.59808 ($   0.33126 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year  9: $   2.97775 ($   0.37967 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year 10: $   3.41290 ($   0.43515 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year 11: $   3.91165 ($   0.49875 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year 12: $   4.48328 ($   0.57163 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year 13: $   5.13845 ($   0.65517 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year 14: $   5.88936 ($   0.75091 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Year 15: $   6.75000 ($   0.86064 increase)  (   14.614% increase)
Note that the dividends paid in the first and last years are the same as they were above.

I believe this gives us a useful metric with which to compare various dividend companies.

For example, to compare the CAGR's of dividend companies from (let's say) 1982 to 2013, click here. All of the companies that I'm covering (see next paragraph), who had a positive CAGR between 1982 and 2013, are rank-ordered on that page.

I've chosen to cover the companies in Dividend4Life's list of companies. His list is available here.

I've chosen to cover the companies in David Fish's lists of Dividend Champions, Contenders, and Challengers. His current lists are available here.
Older versions of his lists are available here.

The first year used in this site is 1962, the first year for which any of the companies I cover have a positive compound annual growth rate. Clearly not all companies have been paying dividends for all that time.

The last year used in this site is 2013, the last full calendar year. I update the web site each January. I do not update the web site during the year.

All pages in this site have navigation links that look like this:

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Which companies pay dividends in which month?
Which companies pay dividends at which frequency?
Which companies have paid dividends for how many years?
Which companies have increased their dividends by at least X% per year over the most recent Y years?
Which eps compound annual growth rates have which bumpiness?
Which dividend compound annual growth rates have which bumpiness?
Which companies have which dividend bumpiness?
Which sectors and industries have which dividend bumpiness?


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